There are around 2.2 million saunas in Finland, 1 for every 2.5 people. Finland also has the most heavy metal bands, with 53 per 100 000 people, including heavy metal band especially for children, Hevisaurus, who dress up as dinosaurs.
10 things you might not know about Finland:
When I awoke to #cold #weather (for south #UK) morning my first thought was how hideous it is that the UK is supposedly #developed but across all UK #countries, in every #county there are people who cannot #afford to keep #warm. #HeatorEat is bad enough but there are thousands who don't even have a space they could #heat. #Shame on the #tories. #homeless #freezing #heating #warmth #coldfeetatchristmas #coldChristmas #Shelter #poverty
At the World Hindu Congress in Bangkok in Thailand, RSS general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said RSS wants unity, not homogenisation, which is a western concept
#Hindus #SpecialRights #Countries #Majority #MinorityDebateUseless #RSS
Interactive Map - The World As 1,000 People
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/all-the-people-in-the-world-1000-peop/ <-- shared technical article
“The world’s population has doubled in size over the last 50 years.
In 2022, we reached the mark of 8 billion living on Earth. According to UN estimates, by July 2023, all the people in the world numbered 8,045,311,447.
In this interactive map, [the authors] use population estimates from the United Nations Population Division to illustrate the world’s population as if the Earth had only 1,000 people..."
#GIS #spatial #mapping #cartogram #world #global #population #infographic #representation #decline #populationhealth #populationgrowth #demographics #countries #Africa #Europe #China #India #USA #Nigeria #northamerica #southamerica #southasia #Asia
People who live in Monaco are strictly forbidden from gambling or visiting the casino.
10 things you might not know about Monaco:
yeah it is actually insane that literally millions of #people have been murdered by the united states in the name of anticommunism, just for daring to want an #anarchist #society, people are permanently disabled or traumatized, children are born with birth defects from us bombs to this day, many #countries are still under crushing #economic sanctions or still living in the aftermath of us backed #rightwing coups, and it really is insignificant to most #humans
Superbe carte. Les superficies des pays sont représentées dans leurs tailles réelles (pas comme avec la classique projection de Mercator).
Attention par contre,
la boîte à l'origine de ce visuel, ArtLebedev, a commis une grosse faute impérialiste en comptant la Crimée dans la Russie. Cette région appartient à l'Ukraine, elle est envahit par la Russie contre le droit international.
#Announcing the #recommendation last week for #talks to start with the three #countries, #Commission #President #UrsulavonderLeyen said that could only happen once #outstanding #conditions related to the #RuleOfLaw and #democracy were met.
Apple has really outdone itself with the bad UX on this phone number prefix selector when creating a new Apple ID.
It's impossible just to type in the prefix or search for a country, typing `+47` to find "Norway" in the list takes me to "Bouvet" (which is an island close to Antarctica) and Norway is not close to it because even though the prefixes are first in each value, the list is ordered alphabetically.
So I can't use the normal trick I do and type `O` to get to "Oman" and then go one up to "Norway"; I would have to know that Oman has the phone number prefix `+968` and type that, then go up to find `+47 (Norway)`.
Way to go, Apple! 👍🏼
Angola is the only place in the world where you can find the giant sable antelope, which was thought to have gone extinct, until they were rediscovered in Angola.
10 things you might not know about Angola:
The country is situated on the island of Saint Martin, and encompasses 40% of it. The other 60% of the island belongs to France, making it the smallest island in the world to be divided between two countries.
10 things you might not know about Sint Maarten:
He was born in Moscow, but his family moved to the United States in the 1990s. In 2006, he returned to Russia, where he became a regular contributor to the local English-language edition of The Moscow Times.
#Doctors in Gaza Respond to #Israeli Doctors Who Endorsed #Bombing of #Hospitals
#SouthAfrica Joins Growing List of #Countries Cutting Ties With Israel Over '#Genocide' in Gaza
I think that the worst and most dangerous misconception #people have about #fascism is that it's this sort of turbocharged "Beast Mode" that #countries can go into to increase their production, win wars, and make the trains run on time, and that the primary objections to it centre on whether the "obvious" increase in efficiency that fascism offers is worth the loss of #freedom and lives. But in reality #fascist regimes like to put up a *façade* of strength and efficiency, even as they practice #corruption on a scale unimaginable in #democracies and even as the public interest is hollowed out by parasitical #opportunists. There is no trade-off; fascism is a #grift all the way down.
28 Countries Sign Bletchley Declaration on Responsible Development of AI – Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com https://ciso2ciso.com/28-countries-sign-bletchley-declaration-on-responsible-development-of-ai-source-www-infosecurity-magazine-com/ #rssfeedpostgeneratorecho #InfoSecurityMagazine #InfosecurityMagazine #CyberSecurityNews #Bletchley #countries
Forty Countries Agree Not to Pay Cybercrime Ransoms – Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com https://ciso2ciso.com/forty-countries-agree-not-to-pay-cybercrime-ransoms-source-www-infosecurity-magazine-com/ #rssfeedpostgeneratorecho #InfoSecurityMagazine #InfosecurityMagazine #CyberSecurityNews #countries #Forty
Once approved, the #Central #African #Republic, #Gabon, #Niger and #Uganda will be frozen out of the #African #GrowthandOpportunityAct (#AGOA), a #US #policy from the early 2000s that aims to promote #economic #growth in #African #countries
There is one species of monkey native to Algeria - the Barbary macaque. The animal most associated with the country is the fennec, a type of fox. The national football team is known as "les fennecs".
10 things you might not know about Algeria:
It's Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day. This country became independent in 1981 from the UK.
It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden, York, Redonda and Prickly Pear.
10 things you didn't know about Antigua and Barbuda:
The Republic of Turkey straddles two continents. 97% of it is in Asia and 3% in Europe. Its largest city, Istanbul, is the only city in the world to span two continents.
10 things you might not know about Turkey:
It is claimed that the Turkmenistan city of Merv was briefly the largest city in the world in the 12th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a city called Mary. According to tradition, the Virgin Mary is buried there.
10 things you might not know about Turkmenistan:
"In the #21stCentury the #UK became more like #Orwell's #1984 than people believed possible. "
When we are just a few page in a #history #books #future #generations will wonder why we watched whilst #democracy was decimated. Not least because it had happened before in other #countries. We just don't appear to #learn.
In Taiwan, the bin lorries play music, like Ice cream vans in the UK, to tell people to put their bins out.
10 things you might not know about Taiwan:
Zambia declared its independence on the day of the closing ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming the first country ever to have entered an Olympic Games as one country (Northern Rhodesia), and left it as another (Zambia).
10 things you might not know about Zambia:
Laos is the only landlocked country in South East Asia. It's bordered by Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
On Laos Independence Day, 10 things you didn't know about Laos:
Deep respect and admiration for ALL sex workers there, it is a hard, honest and proud job, to endure, knowing that half of what they make goes to the site itself.
Even more respect and admiration for the #LgbtPlus performers, many from #Countries that had really harsh rules and punishment if they are found out to be there.
The Republic of Kenya is named after Mount Kenya, which is the highest mountain in the country and the second highest in Africa. The name is thought to derive from words which translate as "God's resting place".
10 things you might not know about Kenya:
Niue Island's national sport is darts. However, they are also into rugby, and like New Zealand, perform a Haka before games. It goes something like: 'We are cannibals, we are cannibals, we will catch you, we will tear you apart and then eat you'."
10 things you might not know about Niue:
Azerbaijan was the location of the world's first oil well in the nineteenth century. The Nobel family of Norway, who created the much lauded Nobel prizes, acquired much of its wealth from Azerbaijan's oil industry.
10 things you might not know about Azerbaijan:
Despite all, so far #Israel is a democratic state. It is ruled by a con man surrounded by religious zealots, but the same can be said of #Hungary, #Poland, #Italy and sadly so many other known Democratic countries.
The same can not be said for the most part of the middle east #Countries for sure. There Religious absolutist monarchies rule.
Obviously a indiscriminate attack in retaliation for a terrorist act must be condemned.
Huuups i forgot about 9/11 and Iraq and Afghanistan, but that not be reminded of that. In the end Osama Bin Laden was caught, even if the Saudi Arabia government never was.
Fiji consists of over 332 islands. 110 are permanently inhabited. There are more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). It has 702 miles of coastline. The two biggest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. 87% of the population lives on these two islands.
10 facts about Fiji:
Curaçao is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and includes the main island and the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao").
10 things you might not know about Curaçao:
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" @Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous #radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the #countries that are increasing the production of fossil #fuels." Antonio #Guterres, #UN secretary-general.
Croatia consists of over a thousand islands and islets, 48 of which are inhabited. The largest islands are Cres and Krk.
On Croatia Independence Day, 10 things you might not know about Croatia:
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Religion #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #EmptyThePews #ThePartyOfHate #ExportingHate
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #GayRights #TransRights #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
The #Farright #government of #PrimeMinister #GeorgiaMeloni is taking #parentalrights from #queer #parents, putting their #children at risk — but in more than a dozen #European #cities over seven #countries, #QueerParents and their #allies have been #rallying in #protest
#Countries comprised of 85% of the #world's #population formed a #coalition and demanded at #COP27 that the #rich countries, we who are most responsible for the harms of #ClimateChange, create an #ExtremeWeather #recovery #fund.
"You cannot adapt to extinction"
"3 drops of moisture"
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The governing board of #Gavi, the international organization that provides #vaccines to #developing #countries, added a new shot to its roster this week that could help to #eradicate #polio worldwide and prevent its resurgence.
The new vaccine does not contain the live viruses that are in the polio vaccines currently used in some low- and middle-income countries. It adds what’s known as an #inactivated #polio component into a multifaceted shot that is already being used to protect young children against five other dangerous infections. A similar shot is already available in the United States and some European countries.
The #government refused to give the non-#Namibian #spouses #residency #rights in the #country, on the grounds that their #marriages could not be #recognised in #Namibia, which prompted them to take #legalaction
These are some of the profound questions this anthology of global #poetry raises. I’m proud to be one of the contributors to this international project — that received over 2000 submissions from more than 150 #countries
How many people in the world do research and development?
Policy Implications - "We encourage countries to augment their industrial reporting with occupational surveys to better understand the relationships between educational investments and workforce". I'd love to see that data too! :ablobwave:
A #leavening voice. Thank you. It's too easy to make these vile acts into a #shitstorm of hate within the currently effected #communities. This whole issue revisited hate crimes of the 70s and 80s and arguing over words among the #effected groups papers the walls of the #conservative dog fucking #crustian right in all our #countries.
Currently, 332 guides conduct tours of the Auschwitz Memorial in 20 languages.
The largest group of visitors in 2022 was from Poland. Other countries whose residents visit the Museum include: UK, Czechia, Germany, USA, Spain, France, Italy, Slovakia and Ukraine.
No surprise as to whom The Economist chose as country of the year 2022.
"In normal times, picking The Economist’s country of the year is hard. Our writers and editors usually begin with a freewheeling debate in which they spar over the rival claims of half a dozen shortlisted nations. But this year, for the first time since we started naming countries of the year in 2013, the choice is obvious. It can only be Ukraine."
Mapped: The World’s Countries Compared by 20 Key Metrics
Last month, #Malta became the second #country in the world to make #publicTransportation free. #Luxembourg was the first nation to scrap fares in 2020, with dozens more European #cities having independently joined ranks.
@vfrmedia ,Sadly This Stuff Always Need,
Human Beings Should Never Stop Learning,
Plus 0.1% - 0.3% Eachothers Countries Population Has Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Narcissistic Personality Disorder Sufferers, With Full Or Partial Triats,
They Like To Destroy #Socities / #Countries ,Working Together & Building Safer & More Humane Societies/Countries Scares 😱 Them , & That 99.97% Might Place Rules, Laws, Morals, We Should Follow, Including Them Too :/ 🤔 :( 😞